Connecticut

White-Collar Crime

Former top federal prosecutor takes plea after alleged $613K theft from convicted ex-client

Court Security

Man gets 18 months for threatening divorce judge in email

Executive Branch

Connecticut governor plans executive action to ban gun sales to those on terrorist watch list

Trademark Law

Suit says Trader Joe’s ‘Crispy Cookies’ are too much like the iconic ‘Milano’ brand

Criminal Justice

Arrest warrant issued for retired lawyer accused of stealing from disabled client

Bankruptcy Law

Did lawyers for 50 Cent spend too much? Woman awarded $7M by jury disputes $123K bill for his costs

Labor & Employment

Jury says law firm owes $123K in contingent fees to lawyer; award is then doubled under wage statute

Law Firms

Day Pitney to open in Florida by merging with small trusts and estates firm

Trials and Litigation

Jury finds 8-year-old not liable for leaping into aunt’s arms and breaking her wrist

Court Security

Did prisoner put gun in trash container outside courthouse?

First Amendment

Cursing on traffic ticket is protected speech, judge rules

Election Law

Attorney faces ethics complaint over ‘sham’ contract drafted in campaign-finance case

Constitutional Law

Last vestiges of death penalty in Connecticut are cruel and unusual, state’s top court says

Trials & Litigation

Families of Sandy Hook victims agree to settle suits for $1.5M

White-Collar Crime

Suspended lawyer gets 12 months in federal prison for his role in $3.5M mortgage fraud

Criminal Justice

$1.7M cemetery theft gets lawyer up to 13 years; he’s already serving federal time in tax case

Bankruptcy Law

Ex-Dewey partner’s $500K loan shouldn’t be discharged because he lied about assets, bank says

Education Law

In response to upsurge in review requests, Yale Law School is deleting admission evaluation records

Criminal Justice

Bag of marijuana falls from lawyer’s pocket in court; paralegal provides explanation

Trials & Litigation

Families of some Sandy Hook victims file suit against estate of shooter’s mom and town